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What Is The Impact Of Truck Accidents In Pennsylvania?

Posted in Truck Accidents on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

The majority of drivers never think about the fact that they could be involved in a truck accident. Unfortunately, there will be other negligent drivers on the roadway that could cause an accident, despite cautions you may take. As a result, severe injuries often occur in traffic collisions, particularly those involving larger trucks or SUVs. The Philadelphia truck accident lawyers at Soloff & Zervanos would like to discuss a recent incident that occurred, while also suggesting greater caution for all drivers with the current, particularly as the state and nation reopening after the previous restriction due to COVID-19.

Recent Occurrences Of Truck Accidents

From a recent Philadelphia news article, we can see that there was a truck accident that led to the death of a three-year-old child and injured several other people.

According to reports, a truck in the area was speeding and collided with several vehicles. However, the driver then continued traveling at a high rate of speed and hit an SUV in the road that had stopped at a light. Four victims were inside the SUV when it was hit – the three-year-old, another child seven years of age, their mother, and grandmother. Several other people were also injured, but their conditions have not been revealed.

Authorities had additionally reported that the truck driver was aggressive towards the responding officers when they approached. As a result, the driver then attempted to resist arrest and spit on an officer. The officers also found a gun inside the driver’s vehicle and evaluated that the grossly negligent driver was under the influence.

The Impacts Of A Truck Accident Can Be Devastating

According to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we can see that there were many truck accidents throughout the Commonwealth each year. From the latest reporting year available, there was:

  • 65,157 truck/SUV/van crashes
  • 511 fatal truck/SUV/van crashes

Those who do fortunately survive a collision with a truck or SUV often incur various devastating injuries. Several of the common injuries that victims of Pennsylvania truck accident sustain can include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Open head injuries
  • Dislocated or broken bones
  • Amputations or severe lacerations
  • Possible paralysis or spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage

Those who lost a loved one in a truck or SUV collision caused by another person are left dealing with unimaginable emotional and psychological trauma.

Find A Lawyer Today

Devastating complications can arise for victims that experience truck accidents. If the negligent actions of another driver in a Pennsylvania truck accident have led to you or a loved one to sustain an injury, seek the assistance of a lawyer as soon as possible. At Soloff & Zervanos, our team will thoroughly investigate your case and work on your behalf to secure the maximum compensation you are entitled to. This can include coverage of the following:

  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • While recovering, coverage of lost income or benefits
  • Medical expenses related to the accident
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent driver

If you need a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 866-597-8572.